The Case of the Scorpion's Tail begins with the mysterious death of a millionaire and spirals into the murder of his suddenly rich wife, which draws the attention of a dogged investigator, who follows a trail of blood to the bitter end.
Alberto de Mendoza
While searching for their estranged mother, two beautiful sisters, Dagmar and Ursula, arrive at a luxurious seaside hotel. At the same time, a mysterious killer starts murdering promiscuous women in the area.
A triangle of friendship, love, sex, and, perhaps, murder. Minou is newly married to Peter, a businessman in debt as he works to bring a new product to market. They met through Dominique, ... See full summary »
Pier Paolo Capponi,
In Dublin, a young woman is brutally murdered in her home by a maniac that throws acid in her face and then slits her throat with a razor. Her mangled body is later discovered in the boot ... See full summary »
A young girl and her mother run a hotel during the war. When the mother dies, the girl finds herself at the mercy of her sex-crazed guests. Soon enough, a cloaked figure starts killing off everyone that tries to harm her.
A young girl witnesses her mother having sex with the family dog. When her father finds out, he burns the dog alive. She is so traumatized by these incidents that she later turns into a ... See full summary »
Enrico Maria Salerno
In one scene, a man and a woman are having sex and her bare breasts are visible. However, in one facial shot of the man during the same sequence, we can see her reflection in his sunglasses and she is clearly wearing a bra. See more »
This is an extremely rare,hard to find movie,which to be quite honest,is no bad thing.The version I viewed was in it's native tongue,Italian,and is,as far as i'm aware,the only way anyone's likely to see it. The film begins with the dockside murder of a man,which starts an investigation undertaken by a cop(Jeff Blynn)whose favorite pastime is eating hard boiled eggs!(well,"kojak" had his lollipop's I suppose).A series of seemingly unrelated murders start to occur,two of which are very,very nasty,so nasty in fact that I couldn't possibly describe them here. An already cheap and cheerful film is cheapened further by endless scenes of a couple participating in various sex games,all backed by a score(by Berto Pisano)which wouldn't seem out of place in one of your dad's "stag" flicks. Needless to say these "plots" seem to tie up in the end(well...at least I think they do). The term "giallo",is the italian word for yellow,and these thrillers(titles such as BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE,BLOOD AND BLACK LACE and WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO SOLANGE?,are other examples of this fascinating and addictive genre,also much more highly recommended)have their origins in the mystery books published years ago in Italy,which were distinguishable by there yellow covers,but when all thats been said and done,I cant really recommend this sleazy,sordid affair to anyone(not that it's readily available anyway!),unless your idea of a nice night in is a showing of Lucio Fulci's equally misogynistic THE NEW YORK RIPPER.Happy hunting.....
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